FoodCycle Exeter serves 1000 meals
FoodCycle Exeter, a project which serves community meals made from surplus food has reached a significant milestone: 1000 meals in just over a year.
The project, which has grown from strength to strength, has served over 1,000 three-course meals every Tuesday night since March 2016 in Wonford Community Centre.
In the last year, the volunteer team has saved over a tonne of food from going in the bin and instead used it to cook and serve 1,000 meals as well as give away over 350 parcels of food for guests to take home.
Regular guest, James, said “I really appreciate it. I like chatting to people”
Nick, a new guest with no family said he saw the flyer adverting the meal and that “it is great if you are a bit lonely…it feeds your mind, it feeds your body“.
Sue, a regular guest, takes two buses across the city to get to FoodCycle Exeter and has has been attending weekly for a year. She said “I like the variety of food and company”.
Ali, a volunteer who leads the volunteer team, said “I love meeting new volunteers and guests every week. It is really motivating to see the positive impact FoodCycle has on guests and volunteers alike.”
Eat with us: come and join us for a free, delicious meal every Tuesday night at 6pm in Wonford Community and Learning Centre.